Susan Sarandon is in the new issue of Elle Magazine and talks about a casting couch experience she had where she was sexually assaulted. Despite being what sounds like raped, Susan does not seem that phased by it. “It was not successful – for either of us. I just went into a room, and a guy practically threw me on the desk.
It was my early days in New York, and it was really disgusting. It wasn’t like I gave it a second thought, it was so badly done.”
When she says it was not successful, do you think she means he didn't finish, or that neither one them got any pleasure out of it? She really is blase about it. Back when Susan was starting out, it was much more common than now. It still happens a lot now, but in much more subtle ways. If you sleep with a director or producer they will find you a part. You are not generally going into an audition and having sex for a part.